About July 1

July 1, 2022 is the 182nd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 183 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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Cancer is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 205 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

July 1: More About This Day

The end of this day marks the halfway point of a leap year. It also falls on the same day of the week as New Year’s Day in a leap year.

What Happened On July 1

  • 1569
    Union of Lublin: the Kingdom of Poland and the Great Duchy of Lithuania confirm a real union; the united country is called the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth or the Republic of Both Nations.
  • 1770
    Lexell’s Comet passed closer to the Earth than any other comet in recorded history, approaching to a distance of 0.0146 a.u.
  • 1837
    A system of the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths is established in England and Wales.
  • 1898
    Spanish-American War: the Battle of San Juan Hill is fought in Santiago de Cuba.
  • 1908
    SOS is adopted as the international distress signal.
  • 1931
    United Airlines begins service (as Boeing Air Transport).
  • 1949
    The merger of two princely states of India, Cochin and Travancore, into the state of Thiru-Kochi (later re-organized as Kerala) in the Indian Union ends more than 1,000 years of princely rule by the Cochin Royal Family.
  • 1962
    Independence of Rwanda.
  • 1963
    The British Government admits that former diplomat Kim Philby had worked as a Soviet agent.
  • 1963
    ZIP Codes are introduced for United States mail.
  • 1968
    The CIA’s Phoenix Program is officially established.
  • 1968
    The Nuclear non-proliferation treaty is signed in Washington, D.C., London and Moscow by sixty-two countries.
  • 1970
    President General Yahya Khan abolishes One-Unit of West Pakistan restoring the provinces.
  • 1979
    Sony introduces the Walkman.
  • 1987
    The American radio station WFAN in New York, New York is launched as the world’s first all-sports radio station.
  • 1990
    German re-unification: East Germany accepts the Deutsche Mark as its currency, thus uniting the economies of East and West Germany.
  • 1997
    China resumes sovereignty over the city-state of Hong Kong, ending 156 years of British colonial rule.
  • 2002
    The International Criminal Court is established to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression.
  • 2006
    The first operation of Qinghai-Tibet Railway in the People’s Republic of China.
  • 2007
    Smoking in England is banned in all public indoor spaces.

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